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English definition of “reckon with sb/sth”

reckon with sb/sth

informal
verb uk phrasal verb with reckon   /ˈrek.ən/ us  
C2 to deal with a difficult or powerful person or thing: If you harm her, you're going to have the police to reckon with.
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